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and by the charles a. frueauff foundation. >> this week on "to the contrary" first, gun control in america following the newtown, connecticut massacre. then, a look back at 2012 and ahead to the new year. hello, i'm bonnie erbe. not feeling too well but still standing. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, more guns or fewer guns? gun control advocates hope to see a federal ban reinstated on assault weapons following the unspeakable massacre of 20 children and six adults last week in connecticut. but gun advocates are pitching new state laws that allow teachers to carry concealed weapons to school, and one state, virginia, is considering a bill to require teachers to carry weapons to work. president obama promised to make gun control a central issue for his next term. vice president joe biden is leading the administration effort to limit gun violence. early next month biden will deliver a set of specific legislative proposals for dollars tightening gun laws. so, conesswoman norton are guns in schools the answer? >> oh, bonnie. our c
confiscated guns, that's not going to happen in america. i'm sorry, it's not. >> there is plenty of evidence to look at here. when there's -- not study that tells you that banning guns decreases suicide or mass murders, just not. and center for disease control and others have looked for those they can't get them. the fact is when you have -- >> the cdc is not allowed to collect information -- on weapons as a -- when studies have been done on behalf of cdc other arms of the federal government none of them show that taking guns out decreases suicide or these other things. we have to look at the fact also that when you allow guns in to communities mining whether it's concealed weapon or people allowed to have gun in their home you see usually a crime rate drop. does all crime stop? >> there's no causation here. >> the fact is people want to have the right to defend themselves and i think it's wrong, whether you agree with the nra statement on this or not i think it's worth considering that it's true, when everybody knees if i walk in to that venue whether it's a school, it's a church, it's a pr
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